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Hoyer: Trump 'Acting Like a Man Cornered'

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 23 May 2019 03:49 PM

President Donald Trump is "acting like a man cornered," and his decision to walk out of a planned meeting with congressional leaders to discuss the nation's infrastructure was a "bizarre performance," House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, one of the lawmakers who was to have met with the president, said Thursday.

"It was an unfortunate performance for the American people because what he said is, if you're going to continue to do oversight, if you're going to continue to conduct your responsibilities under the Constitution to oversee the executive department, then I'm not going to cooperate with you and I'm not going to do the people's business," the Maryland Democrat told MSNBC's 'Morning Joe."

Hoyer pointed out that three weeks ago when the president and Democrats held a productive meeting on the topic, even the investigations were going on at that time as well.

But now, the courts are not "sustaining his coverup," said Hoyer, and the president is acting as if he feels cornered.

Meanwhile, Republicans realize Trump isn't acting in a way he should, but aren't calling him out when he does "bizarre things" that undermine the ability of Congress and himself to serve the American people, said Hoyer. 

Further, Trump doesn't 't cooperate with the law because "he believes he's above the law," said Hoyer. "He does not appreciate the strengths of the checks and balances, the strengths of oversight and frankly the strength of the judicial system, which is frankly in the immigration issues and so many other issues."

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President Donald Trump is "acting like a man cornered," and his decision to walk out of a planned meeting with congressional leaders to discuss the nation's infrastructure was a "bizarre performance," said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer.
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